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By Donna Milner -
This is a moving novel about family, love and war. It is split between the viewpoint of an 11-year-old girl, Ethie, in 1962, trying ...Read Review
By Brian Moynahan -
Lieutenant-Colonel Freddy Spencer Chapman was an infantry officer who survived for more than three years in the jungles of occupied Malaya from 1942 to 1945. ...Read Review
By Neal Bascomb -
This is a fascinating account of the capture of Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires by Israeli agents, an event that made headlines ...Read Review
By Michelle Moran -
In 30 BC, after the defeat and suicide of Antony and Cleopatra, their twin children, Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, were taken to Rome ...Read Review
By Dan Simmons -
In 1865, Charles Dickens, returning from a holiday with his mistress and her mother, is involved in the disastrous railway accident at Staplehurst. ...Read Review
By Philip Kerr -
Published 2008Published 2009
Framed as a war criminal, ex-SS officer Bernie Gunther is forced to flee to Argentina with the likes of Adolph Eichmann for company. ...Read Review
By Thomas H. Cook -
Jack Branch is the last member of an old Mississippi Delta family. He returns to his roots to teach high school, as his ...Read Review
By Shona MacLean -
On a stormy night in 1626 in the Scottish town of Banff, the local apothecary’s assistant collapses in the street. Next morning he ...Read Review
By Leif Enger -
Monte Becket has lost his sense of purpose. It is 1915, and he has become a bestselling author with his first published book. Living ...Read Review
By Anuradha Roy -
This a poignant love story spanning three periods of India’s turbulent history between 1907 and the mid 1950s and three generations of ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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